The Pope’s Universal Intention for September is that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
Today prayers are offered in thanksgiving for the Harvest, for the Fruits of Human Works and for the Reverent Use of Creation. At this time of year, we think especially of those who do not have enough food. We have a receptacle at the back of the church and any donations are always gratefully received. The SVP distributes these items to needy families in the parish first, and then anything which is surplus to our needs is donated to the Cardiff Food Bank. Items particularly needed are:- Long life fruit juice and milk, rice pudding, tinned fish, rice, pasta, tinned vegetables and tinned tomatoes, packets of cereal, tinned corned beef, etc. but all donations are most welcome.
PLUMB CENTRE PARKING, CITY RD.
Parishioners attending Mass may wish to know that this area may no longer be used for parking and is classed as private land with a penalty of £100 for anyone parking their car at the site. We hope that is helpful - one of our SVP group was affected last Sunday.
We are in desperate for help. Are you able to spare one hour a month to help sweep and tidy the church? Please phone the office 2048 3394
CHURCH SHOP APPEAL
Is there anyone who could help on Mondays between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Church shop. Please contact the office with your details.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020
Commitment forms are available in the porch for children who wish to receive their First Holy Communion in 2020. The closing date for applications is 3rd November 2019. Please hand forms to clergy on completion. These forms can also be used for children who do not attend Catholic schools
This is held on Wednesdays in St. David’s Chapel from 10.30 am to 8 pm. More committed adorers are needed for one hour at a time, especially at 12 noon or 1 pm, as the Blessed Sacrament cannot be left unattended at any time whilst it is exposed. Please leave a message in the office for Cath Daly if you are interested.
The Red Mission Boxes are due for emptying in September. Our team of parish promoters make individual arrangements with box holders for this, often in co-operation with the church shop. Please do not leave boxes in the church, presbytery or hand them to our priests. Ring 2049 4003 leaving a message if you have any queries or a request for a Red Box.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
This was read out last week and you are asked to continue saying the prayer...
Father, Lord of all creation, we praise you with all your creatures and the whole universe that comes forth from the work of Your hands. We acknowledge the privilege and responsibility that You give us as stewards of Your creation. In our ignorance we have done damage to our common home and our brothers and sisters are suffering. Through faithfully following your Son, guide and direct us to prepare for a better future. Teach us to contemplate You in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of You. Give us the grace to recognise, respect and protect all You have created, using wisely all that You have entrusted to us. Holy Spirit, who first hovered over the dawn of creation and drew order out of the chaos, help us to build your kingdom of justice, love, peace and beauty where the poor of the earth are crying out. You, who live and reign, world without end, Amen
THE WELSH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
This year’s pilgrimage will be from September 16th - 23rd, flying from Bristol airport and staying at the Hotel Grace. Cost from £515. Book on 0800 689 4792 or to learn more, contact Philip Illsley at www.holyishisname.co.uk
GOOD COUNSEL NETWORK
On Saturday 28th September, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed as there was a large increase in the number of abortions in this country last year. For details of our life-saving work, see www.GoodCounselNetwork.com
The Ascribed member of the Institute of Charity will meet on Tuesday, 1st October at 3 pm in the Presbytery. Anyone interested in the charism of Blessed Antonio Rosmini will be very welcome to attend.
TRIP TO WESTON-SUPER-MARE
A coach will leave St. Peter’s at 10 am on Wednesday, 2nd October for a trip to Weston-Super-Mare. It will arrive back at St. Peter’s at around 7 pm. The cost is £10 per person. Names and money to Teresa Hurley in the shop at the the back of church or telephone 029 2041 0092
There will be a “ Harvest “ luncheon at 12 noon on Thursday 3rd October at the Community Hall, Bedford Street. It will be a two course meal with tea / coffee for £5.00. If you wish to attend, please put your name and contact number on the form at the back of Church.
We are looking for people to join a brand new community choir, which will feature in a new television series. Call 07384 575846 or email email@example.com. Poster on notice board in the porch
PETER’S SENIOR CITIZENS
We meet every Wednesday in St. Peter’s Hall (Spiro’s) from 2 - 4 pm. New members are always warmly welcomed.
CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
CCRS Catechetics Module, as part of the CCRS course or as a stand-alone module, will be held on Saturday, 5th October and Saturday 9th November at the Pastoral Resources Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HCPT GROUP 73 FUNDRAISING EVENING
On Friday, 11th October at The Cornerstone, Charles Street at 7.30 pm. Fish and chip supper with dessert, and entertainment by Cardiff Accoustic Band “Marlborough Pad” (featuring our own Music Group guitarist, Nigel Roberts!). Tickets are £20 and are available from 07708 460853 or email@example.com
THE YEAR OF THE GOD WHO SPEAKS
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated the year from September 2019 to December 2020 as the ‘Year of the God Who Speaks’. It begins on 30th September 2019, on the feast of St. Jerome, the great scholar of the Bible and the first to translate it from the Hebrew into Latin, and will end on 31st December 2020. Recently, the Archbishop appointed two Scripture Champions, Kate Duffin and Madeleine Walters, to promote the ‘Year of the God Who Speaks’ in the Archdiocese of Cardiff. We are planning events and initiatives to celebrate, live and share God‘s Word and this will be the opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God Who Speaks’. As these are planned, we will keep you informed. Archbishop George will pre-launch the Year of the Word on Saturday, October 19th in St. Joseph’s Church Swansea at 11 am and also at St Helen’s Church, Caerphilly at 3 pm. You are very welcome to attend. There will be refreshments after each pre-launch. The plans to date for the Year of the Word will be unveiled during each pre-launch.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN
The weekend is organised by the sisters , Faithful Companions of Jesus [FCJ]. There is nothing quite like religious life—it’s an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God. For more information on the weekend from 29th November to 1st December 2019 in Liverpool, please contact Sr Lynne at firstname.lastname@example.org or see poster at back of church.
HEAD TEACHER REQUIRED
The Archdiocese of Cardiff are advertising for a head teacher at Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary school, Boycott Road, Hereford, required for April 2020. For more information contact Mrs Good or Mrs Slane on 01432 274814 or email email@example.com
There is a letter to be collected from the back of the church for each of you who gift aid your donations.
CARDIFF FOOD BANK
Many of you are already supporting Cardiff Foodbank, either by donating via the receptacle at the back of the Church or by leaving food at supermarkets. We have recently been advised that there are certain foods which are urgently needed and these are:-
Tinned Fruit - Long Life Fruit Juice - UHT Milk - Rice Pudding - Sponge Puddings - Tinned Potatoes - Tinned Fish
Should you wish to donate any of these items, you can either take them to the Cardiff Foodbank warehouse at Unit N5, Cardiff Bay Business Centre, Titan Road, CF23 5EJ between 9.30 and 13.30, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday or you can leave it in the container in the church porch and we will arrange for it to be collected.
RESTORATION PILGRIMAGE SPECIAL THANKS
Fr Saji wishes to thank all who donated towards his pilgrimage, with special thanks to the following:-
St. Peter’s Primary School - £452
Amount collected by Judith - £397
Amount received from my former parish
at Birstall and Rothly, Leics - £1,232
Amount received from St. Peter’s Parish
and other sources - £5,119
TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED - £7,200
The total raised to date from the pilgrimage is £7,200 and still growing. Without all your help the restoration could not progress, so many thanks to you all. Further donations are most gratefully accepted and there is a box in front of the altar should you wish to contribute.
The Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a new website www.stpetersroathsvp.org.uk - so why not visit the site and see what we’ve been doing. Can you support us? Donations can also be made in person to one of the SVP Parish team or there is a collection box on the wall at the back of the church.
Old Mobile Phones
If you have a mobile phone which you are no longer using or are about to upgrade to a newer phone, could you please consider donating your old one to the Parish SVP Please contact Paul O’Brien on 07545 230711
CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE
Would you be interested in helping to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Marriage? There are leaflets at the back of the church giving more information, a poster on the notice board, or you can contact Joanne White, Family Life Worker, Pastoral Resources Centre, 910 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF3 3LL, phone 029 2036 5964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY HALL BOOKINGS
To book the Hall, please either phone the Office or email Maria on email@example.com
ST PETER’S SICK LIST
It has been decided to re-introduce the “Sick Book”, in which you write the names of those who you wish to be included in our prayers for the sick. The book will be left in the porch and all you have to do is write in the name of the person you wish us to pray for (you do not have to write in any dates, this will be done by the office staff). They will then be included in the Sick List for three consecutive weeks. If you wish them to stay on the list after the three weeks have elapsed, please write their name in the book again.
When you park your car to come to Mass, please make sure that you do not leave anything of value inside. There have been several incidents recently of cars outside the Church having their windows smashed and items stolen
All are welcome to come to St. David’s Chapel after the 9.30 am Mass today for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat.
8.00 am MASSES
Just a reminder that all 8 am Masses are held in St. David’s Chapel
BEREAVEMENT BEFRIENDING GROUP
St. Peter’s Bereavement Befriending Group which offers a listening ear meets each Wednesday at 7 pm. Please speak to Paul Warren (Music Group) if you are interested phone him on 029 2049 8016 / 07582 478742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS
Please note that the new permanent e-mail address for the Parish is email@example.com
Are you free during the daytime? Could you attend the occasional funeral to place the pall on the coffin. Contact Teresa Hurley on 2041 0092 for more details.
TEA & COFFEE AFTER THE 9.30 MASS
There is NO tea and coffee today as our loyal team are taking a short summer break.
For October are now ready for collection from the Sacristy
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019 PHOTOGRAPHS
For those children who made their First Holy Communion of the 9th June, these are now ready for collection at the back of Church after the 9.30am Mass.The cost is £10.00 per set of 1 x A4 plus 4 x [5 x 7] photographs
THERESA & FRANCES HILLIER
For those of you who remember Theresa and Frances, long standing parishioners here at St. Peter’s, you may like to know that they are both now residing at Nazareth House.
The shop is open Monday to Thursdays after the 10.00am Mass, as well as on Sundays. We have a large display of children's books for sale in the shop, also cards and gifts for all occasions.
WALES AND THE MARCHES CATHOLIC HISTORY SOCIETY
Thank you very much to those who have donated old copies of The Illtydian Magazine to our Society. We do not need any more as we now have at least one complete set, plus spares. They will be kept in our archive at Newman House, Colum Road, Cardiff. People are most welcome to come and read them from September onwards. For more information contact Tricia Coulthard on 029 2059 5899 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ST PETER’S SOCIAL GROUP
Every Saturday Evening in the community Hall, Bedford Street, 6.30pm - 8pm. Come along to socialise, learn some Line Dancing or play Table Tennis. All Welcome
CYCLE OF PRAYER FOR THE PARISHES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE 2019
This week we pray for the Parishes of Saint Thomas, Abercynon, with Saint Peter, Bargoed; Rev John Phillips (Diocese of Clifton); Aberbargoed and District Hospital and Ystrad Mynach Hospital.
If any of our Church groups are holding an event, we’d love to have a photo of it, together with a short descriptive note from you, to put in our future newsletters. Please leave it at the office or email to email@example.com.
FAITH AND LIGHT
Faith & Light is an international ecumenical Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and friends. The Cardiff branch meets on a Sunday afternoon each month for friendship, sharing, festivities, celebration and prayer. If you would like to come to our next meeting do contact our Cardiff coordinator, Norbert Flynn, on 029 2075 7387 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org Be assured of a warm welcome!
If you have any items for the newsletter, please leave a note at the office or email us at email@example.com. We are always interested in knowing what goes on in our many and varied Parish Groups so that we can share this with everybody and perhaps more people will be encouraged to join your group. If you wish to attach a photo, we will try to publish it, depending on available space.
We are looking for volunteers who can use a computer (Windows 10), have some time to spare on a Friday and would be interested in putting together the weekly newsletter. Training and support will be given - please email or phone the office, giving your contact details.
If you have any items/photos for the newsletter, they’re always welcome. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message in the Church Office.
Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of the Diocesan newspaper from the back of the church today.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY
There will be a coach trip from Cardiff , calling at numerous shrines across Europe from 16th - 24th September, 2020. A deposit of £500 will be needed towards the cost of £1,295 (pp in twin room). Group chaplain will be Revd. Gareth Leyshon and full details can be obtained from either email@example.com or Tangney Tours on 01732 886666.
Parish Office Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday : 9.15 am-1.15 am